Screenwriting, Write Like

One of my favorite movies from Quentin Tarantino has to be “Inglourious Basterds”. It was released almost 10 years ago (!!!) and still feels just as fresh today as it did back then. For me, it’s probably his best written screenplay (although “Pulp Fiction” still remains as my favorite Tarantino flick). There is sooo much to dive into when it comes to how Quentin structured this film.

On top of that, big scenes play out almost as little short films, several of which extend past the 10 minute mark. He uses lots of techniques to surprise us and keep us entertained. One of those techniques is having your character make assumptions that turn out to be untrue, which is what we’re going to be looking at in today’s Write Like lesson.

Click here to watch the new “Write Like Inglourious Basterds” video lesson!

Like I said – there is so much to dig into when it comes to this movie, so don’t be surprised if you see more video lessons about “Inglourious Basterds”. Who knows…maybe an entire writing course based on this movie is on the way…

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